Paul Newman is Lucas Jackson, a man sentenced to serve hard time in a tough chain gang in 1940s Florida. Enduring sadistic wardens, egg-eating contests, and a definite "failure to communicate," Luke earns the admiration of Dragline (George Kennedy, in his Oscar-winning role) and the other convicts, but the system proves equally determined to break him once and for all. Strother Martin, Morgan Woodward, Anthony Zerbe, and Joy Harmon as "the Girl" star; directed by Stuart Rosenberg. 126 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), French; audio commentary; documentary; theatrical trailer.